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12"  Qui-Gon Jinn

Well, I guess this would be my first Episode 1 custom.
Not totally original, more of an improvement over
the way Hasbro originally released him.

My first step was to update the articulation, I wanted to increase the range of motion in his arms primarily and thought of swapping his head onto a DRAGON figure body, but they are not the easiest suckers to come by when working with a limited budget.  So I replaced his arms with those from a CC Joe instead of swapping the head.  This way I don't have to deal with the different sized necks, and I don't loose any of Liams height in comparison to the other figs.

first some pics of the range of motion added to his arms

I plan on resculpting the head and altering the saber belt attatchment to match the movie, so there's quite a way to go from here.

Now here is a shot of the damage done to the body.
The white marks on the body are stress marks left from me opening the body up.

Next I'll be working on replacing the head.  Some have said that it's the best
likeness to come out of the Star Wars 12" line yet and for the
most part I agree,... that's why I'm replacing it.

Here's the start of my new head next to the Hasbro one.


Here's the final scan, hopefully I'll have a better photo taken soon.

Well here he is,...  The scan doesn't quite do the head justice, the details didn't show up due to the angle of the light, and his hair wanted to fall forward causing it to expand sideways.  The new belt clip works well, after the clip attachment on the saber was replaced with a screw I made the box on the belt from 3 layers of sheet styrene.